Whilst the plethora of new style lightweight portable low power bass heads feature headphone output sockets - they are not usually included in the feature set of high end or vintage professional Bass amplifiers designed for live performances.
A principal use of any good compressor is an effect to smooth out and level the dynamic range from the instrument. Whilst most modern bass amplifiers are equipped with a much-simplified version of this type, some lack this key feature.
Bass guitar distortion is an effect that is often compromised due to lack of control. The Ashdown Triple Shot is a super high-gain bass overdrive offering ultimate control and versatility over your overdriven tones.